George Vancouver statue outside City Hall defaced by vandals

Jun 11 2020, 9:22 am

A statue of Captain George Vancouver that stands in front of Vancouver City Hall has been vandalized.

Photos showing the bronze statue on Thursday morning, which was installed in 1936, covered in what appeared to be blue and yellow paint.

The George Vancouver statue at Vancouver City Hall, covered in what appears to be blue and yellow paint. (Daily Hive)

The George Vancouver statue at Vancouver City Hall, covered in what appears to be blue and yellow paint. (Daily Hive)

Cleaners were seen pressure-washing the statue shortly after. It’s unclear when exactly the vandalism took place and who was behind the incident.

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The George Vancouver statue at Vancouver City Hall being pressure washed following vandalism. (Daily Hive)

The statue stands at the north side of City Hall and points towards Vancouver harbour. According to the City of Vancouver, the figure recognizes the events of 1792, when “Captain George, a representative of King George III of England, sailed into Burrard Inlet and charted the area.”

The figure commemorated Vancouver’s Golden Jubilee in 1936.

Daily Hive has reached out to City Hall and the Vancouver Police Department for further comment.

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